L-R: Kate Anderson, Selina Jackson, Tanya Ricchi, Kevin Young, Dakoda Austin-Michael, Sen. Sherrod Brown, Chloe Henninger, Amy Berlean, Jen Loving, Keith Szenderski, Wanda Henninger, Sandra Hibner, E.J. Villegas, Randi Clites, Amanda Shuherk
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In advance of Rare Disease Day, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) met with Ohio representatives of the National Hemophilia Foundation, including E.J Villegas and Randi Cites of Ravenna, and Kevin Young of Wadsworth. The group met with Brown during his weekly coffee with constituents while visiting Washington, D.C. to advocate for increased funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) hemophilia treatment centers.
“It was an honor to meet with E.J., Randi, and Kevin,” said Brown. “The National Hemophilia Foundation’s advocacy is a reminder that we must continue to invest in medical research and funding as we work to treat, and ultimately cure, blood diseases.”
Brown continues to champion increased funding for the CDC. In 2015, Brown worked with colleagues to introduce the American Cures Act, a bill that would direct additional funding to the CDC and other federally-run or federally-supported research institutions.